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2013 Annual Conference

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - Friday, October 25, 2013


Thank you to everyone who joined us in San Jose!

You can find presentations, contacts and discussions from the 2013 event here.

Join is next year for the 2014 Conference in Charleston, SC!

You can see Join arts leaders, funders, policy-makers, board members, educators, artists, and others from around the country and across the globe this fall to explore the ways in which we advance today's artists. All are welcome!

Why San Jose?

One part passion and two parts innovation, San Jose is a growing nexus of dynamic arts organizations, rich cultural centers and the world's premier technology industry. Come explore the bustling SoFA arts district, GORE Park (an award-winning outdoor arts lounge), ZERO1's technology think tank, and some of the region's most scenic and inspired residency programs.

Join the Alliance this October and discover San Jose!

Guillermo Gomez-Pena

Generous support for the 2013 conference provided by:

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts

Cover image: "Fields of Salt" (2007) by Los Altos, CA, artist Linda Gass





Featured Artist

Yolanda Guerra
Yolanda Guerra

“This was called 'The Valley of the Heart’s Delight' in the days when orchards filled the valley. In every aspect of my career as an artist and as a teacher I feel I’m a farmer in this community. My heart is filled with passionate and fruitful ideas that have come from all of what this city is, past and present. This is the best time to be an artist in San Jose and I’m a proud product of this lovely city and artistic community." 

- Yolanda Guerra's supersized "Tortilla Quilt" (2012) will be on view at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. See her work during the SoFA arts tour!